Mothers of little girls, I know all that pink is frustrating, but here’s a simple fact: little girls get more fashion options than boys. Have you ever compared the girls vs. boys sides of a department store? INSANE! Furthermore, while girls can wear boy clothes without much reproach (maybe unless you’re Shiloh), thanks to some fucked up cultural issues with feminization, boys can catch serious flack for wearing girl clothes (this was national news!).
I’m not into designer clothing, but I love playing with clothes, and of course that translates to dressing my son, despite the limitations. My solution when it comes to little boy fashion is to go for extreme color, and accessories like hats, kerchiefs and leg warmers. I like decking out my son in clothes that are bright and distinctive and fun…but also clothes make it clear this little dude is, well, a dude. Once he develops his own gender identity, if he chooses to mess with the gender paradigm I will (perhaps over-enthusiastically) support him — but I’m not going to force my gender politics onto him before he can make decisions for himself.
Anyway! All this rambling aside, I decided that I wanted to collect and share some brightly colored little boy fashion, for those of you who might be considering how you can still have a LOT of fun with boy clohes. I put out the call to Offbeat Mamas to sent me pictures of their little dudes wearing bright colors and YAY! Wait ’til you see what they sent me…
In addition to the images, I also got links to these two UK-based companies that sell awesome bright clothes for kids:
And now I want MOAR! Got links to stores and photos of brightly colored kid clothes in action? Colors are awesome! Let’s drown in rainbows!